Set-top boxes

Latest

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box
4.5 stars

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box

By

There has been a lot of talk of late about Amazon adopting 4K video streaming for its new Fire TV box, something Apple hasn't adopted in Apple TV. But Nvidia can sit pointing and laughing in a corner as its Shield Android TV is the most capable streaming... >>

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

BT launching BT Sport Ultra HD, with a new UHD YouView set-top box

By

BT Sport has confirmed that it will be bringing 4K sport to your TV in August 2015. Alongside a number of announcements, BT confirmed that a new channel, appropriately called BT Sport Ultra HD will be launching in August. At the same time, it's confirmed... >>

Nexus Player review: A first step in Android TV
3.5 stars

Nexus Player review: A first step in Android TV

By

The Nexus Player is Google's set-top box. Built by Asus and announced alongside the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, the Nexus Player brings Android Lollipop to your TV. It acts as a bridge, giving Google an avenue to providing content for your TV and leverages... >>

Netflix button to appear on more remotes soon: Samsung, Sony, LG and more onboard

Netflix button to appear on more remotes soon: Samsung, Sony, LG and more onboard

By

Netflix has officially announced that a dedicated Netflix button will be appearing on most remote controls soon. Smart connected TVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players and more that are able to access Netflix will soon be just a button press away. While... >>

YouView from BT DB-T2200 mini box review: Ideal for your second TV
4.0 stars

YouView from BT DB-T2200 mini box review: Ideal for your second TV

By

There's a new YouView from BT set top box in town, offering the smart TV platform for less of your cash.  However, the new DB-T2200 box strips out some of the connections and features found in the higher-spec DTR-T2100, but allows you to get YouView... >>

Sky lets slip updated Now TV box due later this year

Sky lets slip updated Now TV box due later this year

By

Sky has let slip that it will be releasing a new Now TV box later this year. The announcement appeared in Sky's business results that were shown off this morning. Very little detail has been announced at this stage but it's clear from the information... >>

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small
4.5 stars

EE TV review: A revelation for screens big and small

By

EE, the mobile network operator and internet provider, has always included entertainment as part of its offering, from movies to cinema tickets. With EE TV, the company makes a bigger play for home entertainment, offering a greater incentive to opt for... >>

Amazon Fire TV review
4.0 stars

Amazon Fire TV review

By

When we first encountered the Amazon Fire TV and wrote our original review, it was a US product only. Since then though it has made it onto the UK market too and, with hindsight and time on its side, the UK version has implemented some of the things missing... >>

What is EE TV and why is it worthy of sitting under your TV?

What is EE TV and why is it worthy of sitting under your TV?

By

EE has just announced a hardware release aimed at transforming your living room into the centre of your media home. EE TV is a set-top box that not only offers Freeview but also catch-up services and more. EE is focused on offering an experience for the... >>

EE launches YouView-like set-top box named EE TV, stream shows to your mobile

EE launches YouView-like set-top box named EE TV, stream shows to your mobile

By

EE, the network operator, has today announced a new piece of hardware today - a set-top box named EE TV. EE TV is a bit like YouView, the box used by BT and TalkTalk. EE's Orange in France already has a set-top box which is provided with partners Netgem.... >>